3.8.02

Excellent.Taking a Puff -- Smoke Free.The Air-2 Vapir Kit from Advanced Inhalation Revolutions aims to deliver tobacco's "vital essence" while eliminating its heath hazards.Instead of burning tobacco, the Vapir Kit heats it and then emits its vapors so smokers can get a nicotine buzz with up to 99 percent fewer carcinogens,

Learned something new from Bartcop.com today. "Laura Bush crashed her jeep into her then-fiance's car, killing him. She didn't even get a ticket. I doubt it was murder, but THINK of the shit they'd say about Hillary if she had the same kind of accident. Fox News would double their staff overnight."


he was totally smashed. i need a better job! this skirt is so hot :) we danced 4 like hours! i am so punk rock. i was at the gym today. i hate school. seriously word up.
i need a place 2 go2 2nite :)) i woke up feeling really sick! well then, and i broke a nail! i am so in love with that guy! that chick is such a slut! i hate these shoes :) i totally hate god! what a total virgin :) wow!
The following entry was randomly generated by » hummer » teen log. Looks familiar though, like 90% of the weblogs I wade through in search of interesting content.

Interesting little pixelated interactive murder mystery:Marunouchi Underground.
My Unrealistic WishList.
What an amazing picture!

I had no idea there were Gators in the polar regions.......
From abuddha's memes:Essay on Theodicy. "Theodicy (from Greek theos, "god"; dike, "justice") is the reasonable justification of the nature, the structures & the goals of evil in an order of things considered as created by God. Instead of considering evil as a mystery, theodicy tries to explain the reasons for its presence and seeks to unveil its principles. In this way the civilizations of good will are in possession of the tools to make constructive use of evil (if possible) or to avoid it altogether. All handlings with evil have to be from the side of understanding, although in true justice compassion always has the last word."
See also Problems With Heaven. "The concept of Heaven is neither clear nor unproblematic. As I will show in what follows there are three serious problems with the notion of Heaven. First, the concept of Heaven lacks coherence. Second, it is doubtful that theists can reconcile the heavenly character of Heaven with standard defenses against the Argument from Evil such as the Free Will Defense. Third, Heaven is unfair and, thus, it is in conflict with the goodness of God."


I got a letter from these folks this morning, they were "turned on to me" from one of their fans, are adding a link & inquiring about purchasing...
lovin socks Warning, dirty socks will be seen there, if you can't handle dirty socks don't go, I'm not talking obscenity here, I mean genuine dirt, the kind you get if you do your gardening in your socks without your shoes. You've been warned.

2.8.02

I checked all the major news networks for this story, I looked at other sites, so far no one is reporting on it.Black Hawks Down: Surprise Attacks Destroy 6 Helicopters, Ten US Soldiers Killed.
Every single cable news channel is still covering the rescued kidnapped teenagers and the rescued miners.
Seems the US has lost interest in what they cannot readily experience vicariously through CNN, MSNBC, etc.

OR,

Tough Choice.............
From Common Dreams News Center:20 Things We've Learned Nearly a Year After 9/11.


It's a fun game, but since it's featured on Fark today, it may not be available.
Ann Coulter Fans, Do You Agree?

University Of Washington:" Coulter (BOTOX client) was asked why she condemns the terrorists so strongly, but not those who kill abortion doctors. She said that the latter have been extremely frustrated by the fact that they can't vote on this issue, thanks to Roe vs. Wade, and that they worked within the system for twenty years without success before turning to murder. She said that those individuals believe they had been left with no other routes for dissent in the face of an ongoing atrocity. Coulter further suggested that although she would not take it upon herself to take extreme actions on the abortion issue, she will not condemn those who do.
The same audience member also elicited what Coulter called her most infamous line: 'Invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity.'"
I'll say it again." Although I would not take it upon myself to remove this abomination-of-a-human from the face of the earth, I would not condemn those who would.
White House Security Rebuffs Attempt to Serve Lawsuit on Dick Cheney."According to Judicial Watch, a White House security officer refused to accept any papers for the vice president. The process server said he was told he would be arrested if he simply dropped the federal court summons and complaint on the ground and left. Judicial Watch notes it is a crime to interfere with the "service of process."
"We have served many a lawsuit on Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Hillary Clinton when they were in the White House," said Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman. "The Clinton White House accepted the papers. Never before have our process servers been threatened with arrest.
"If this Bush-Cheney White House is serious about corporate corruption and responsibility, it would not allow the Vice President to improperly hide behind White House security to evade service of process in the Halliburton securities fraud litigation, and it would not threaten the process server with arrest."

US 'tried to hide bomb blunder'."The Afghan Government has warned against any cover-up in the investigation into a US airstrike which killed nearly 50 people at a wedding party at the start of July. The warning came amid reports that a preliminary United Nations investigation into the bombing had found that US officials removed vital evidence from the site after the incident.The UN probe is said to have found that US troops cleaned the area - removing shrapnel, bullets and traces of blood."
RELATED:Friendly fire deaths linked to US pilots 'on speed'.



This guy's onto something. An angle on the FatManSuesFastFood story that I've not yet heard:wKenShow. I won't spoil it with a quote, just go read it.
Repost:Played Hub.Lo?

1.8.02


Good idea, could be fun,but I think it should be vastly expanded spastic stance elastic pants.
Found it on the Big Pink Cookie.

WOMAN.


Jenna Jameson to Bill O'Reilly on The Pulse: "I am just a performer. I am not getting any sexual gratification, nor is the partner."
Well, that just ruins it for me.


Two more ways to do the random.
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A blog dedicated only to monkeys and bananas! Banana Fred's Banana Blog. Recipes included, like this one:
Banana Banana Bread
Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
Directions
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2 In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
3 Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
Bananas are mentioned in this post nine times, a personal record!

A nice collection of George Carlin one-liners."I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."

So many sites to look through daily, and I can't find anything worth posting.All the "news" blogs carry the very same poo,Metafilter, Madville, Fark,Hypocrites,Z-Filter, they All Look Same, every day, all the time Always.
That's why I am on this blogjumping kick, looking for new links to pinch. So far, nothing is catching my decidedly short attention what was I taking about? Oh yeah.
I want to rant about something. People. It's really freakin difficult to "blogjump" if you don't have a BlogSnob link or if it isn't readily noticeable! I'm trying to create a blogtrail and keep having my tires blown out after only 2 or 3 jumps. Isn't there a rule that you must have a link on the front page in order to be a member? Look at mine. Clear enough for ya?? Geez, is it to much to ask? So far, blogjumping is no fun at all.Think I'll go back to reading an actual book, surrounded by the scrumptious smells of homegrown garlic wafting in from the kitchen. Speakin' o' Homegrown, nothing beats it for longer, more intricate and intense dreams......but as far as the short attentio
I love etymology. The Vocabula Review goes into some detail on the origins and use of "obscene words".
God Hates Fundies. I don't blame It. That led me to this:The Devil Created Orgasms, Thank God and a piece short enough to quote here:"The Threat Of Hell.Let's look at this for a moment. God, father of creation, has his Heaven. In this place there are of course only things which please God. No fornication, no excess of alcohol or drugs and certainly none of that evil rock music. All those who enjoy such things are condemned to hell, for their unrepentant enjoyment of things that displease God.
But wait a minute, doesn't that just stock Hell up with sluts, rock stars and party animals? Groups like that tend to enjoy getting together. So Hell must be a non stop party place. Sure it may be a little hot, but get enough liquor and drugs into you and whose going to notice? Its not like you can OD again.
So every time someone tells me that I'm going to Hell I quote myself and say, 'Sending sinners to hell is like sending kids to their room. That's where all their toys are.'"
And this is why I'm liking BlogHotOrNot.
I should mention, since it is apparently not as obvious as I intended, the picture on the left is the links frame. BlogSnob, RandomBlogger, and Wander-Lust have been added today, and of course new sites are added to BlogRolling regularly.
Contemplating yet another new layout................
RandomBlogger.
Beauty of this: thousands of blogs delivered randomly, no voting.


Too tired to get my mind around this one, but looks interesting.
they will go in permanently in the afternoon.
Hehe.Pee-Mail.
Oh so many Weblog Tools. Just got the BlogSnob, it's that innocuous little piece of text in the links frame that leads you to a random weblog.Will title it after my own site is accepted. There is some good news from the BHorN front. Numbers are low, but I think that's because people are easily bored and hover their mouse around the 3 and 4 area. That, and I don't think anyone really wants to vote high for a blog that isn't theirs or a friend's. But I am seeing links provided here on some of the other blogs. A few are coincidence, but a little research shows that most actually did get it from here. That's all I really want anyway.Cool, because I am getting quite a few links from there as well. Like this itty bitty Flash Animation Shop that I don't have the patience to play with at the moment.

GERMANY--Hailstones as large as walnuts, kumquats, and even grapefruit have been recorded, but all are pallid compared to some man-sized beauties that fell on Germany in 1930. Five glider pilots ran into bad weather high above the mountains and were forced to bail out.

But instead of free-falling, they were lifted by a violent updraft to the top of a cloud, where they acquired a thick coating of ice. Then they plunged earthward, the ice layer--alternately melting and refreezing as they passed through successive layers of warm and cold air--growing ever larger. All the chutes opened, and one of the men survived. But the others, frozen to death, hit the ground as human hailstones.

31.7.02

Study: Women, Men Equally Violent With PartnersWhen Only Partner Is Violent, It's Usually The Woman.
Hey! That's what the study says, not me! Please...put down the skillet.......
We pretty much knew this didn't we?
Dogs can count
On Invisibility, Part II
In researching the subject, I came upon a fascinating bit of information I'd like to share.From the works of Richard Maurice Bucke:"Much more modern than the birth of the intellect was that of the colour sense. We have the authority of Max Muller for the statement that 'It is well known that distinction of colour is of late date: that Xenophanes knew of three colours of the rainbow only-purple, red , and yellow; that even Aristotle spoke of the tri-coloured rainbow; and that Democritus knew of no more than four colours-black, white, red, and yellow.' Geiger points out by examination of language that as late as fifteen or twenty thousand years ago man only perceived one colour. Pictet finds no names of colours in primitive Indo-European speech.And Muller finds no Sanskrit root whose meaning has any reference to colour.
At a later period red and black were recognized as distinct. Still later, when Rig Veda was composed, red, yellow, and black were recognized as three seperate shades, but these three included all the colour that man was capable of appreciating.Still later white was added to the list, and then green; but throughout the Rig Veda the Zend Avesta, the Homeric poems, and the bible the colour of the sky is not once mentioned; therefore, apparently, it was not recognized. For the ommision can hardly be attributed to accident; the ten thousand lines of the Rig Veda are largely occupied with descriptions of the sky; and all it's features-sun, moon, stars, clouds, lightnings, sunrise and sunset- are mentioned hundreds of times. So also the Zend Avesta,to the writers of which light and fire, both terrestrial and heavenly, are sacred objects, could hardly have omitted by chance all mention of the blue sky. In the bible, the sky and heaven are mentioned more than four hundred and thirty times, and still no mention is made of their colour.
The implication is obvious: that man's colour perception is gradually extending toward the blue-violet end of the colour spectrum. That means that man will eventually see auras. It is therefore not surprising that some people can already see them and that the capability can be cultivated in others."

I find that very interesting indeed. Excercises are given on how to train the eye to see auras, but that's for me to know and you to find out. These particular excercises also aid in viewing more subtle forms that are either above or below the normal visual spectrum.
How does this relate to invisibility? It is said that in order to perceive the invisible, one must understand the visible. So that's where I must begin.

30.7.02

Disposa-tainment
kelly.gif She may be a little goofy lookin (which is appealing in itself), but IMO she is the easy winner of the American Idol contest. Her voice is smooth and flawless, and she seems very humble about it. She need not even compete to prove her talent.Christina Christian's performance gave me chills, but Kelly has outshined them all consistantly. Hope you win, Kelly.
This is an interesting and informative site:ParaVision Investigations.
See also ParaVision Special Projects.
Found at Painfully Cool:10Socks. Interesting idea. Hey, if it's sock-related, it gets a mention.
Oh,this site is just lovely. Here's a choice quote: "(Ann)Coulter was asked why she condemns the terrorists so strongly, but not those who kill abortion doctors. She said that the latter have been extremely frustrated by the fact that they can't vote on this issue, thanks to Roe vs. Wade, and that they worked within the system for twenty years without success before turning to murder. She said that those individuals believe they had been left with no other routes for dissent in the face of an ongoing atrocity. Coulter further suggested that although she would not take it upon herself to take extreme actions on the abortion issue, she will not condemn those who do."
I hate Coulter with the burning white heat of a million super-novas. Although I would not take it upon myself to stick a sharpened knitting needle into that botox-infected forehead of hers, I would not condemn those who would. That goes for her die-hard fans as well, those who are obsessed with her and actually think she's attractive.
Alright, that's it! I officially resign from the human race.Woman disembowelled in front of disabled son.
That's horrible. But here's another reason:DuckTape Guys.
And this is about freakin' time:American WWII Prison Camp Survivors Sue U.S. Gov't.
Interesting article on The Philidephia Project
This is Very Cool:Typorganism.
Read this site:See The Forest.What Bush Says Now - What Bush Did Then.
Rebecca's Home.
The Times Online:US accused of airstrike cover-up.American forces may have breached human rights and then removed evidence after the so-called wedding party airstrike that killed more than 50 Afghan civilians this month, according to a draft United Nations report seen by The Times.
And then this:Project Censored.org.
And that is all for now. Idol, you understand.




This is disturbing, people in some areas actually believe that sex with a virgin will cure AIDS
South African Baby Girl Not Raped
This is fun, I've already submitted one of my own...
The Archive of Misheard Lyrics kissthisguy.com

29.7.02

Found on a BHorN site:What Does Your Web Page Sound Like?
VOTE (4) ME I am neither "liberal" nor " moderate", and definitely not "conservative".


Since Blogger is consistantly problematic, I am always on the lookout for alternatives. Webcrimson looks pretty decent.
The biggest problem I have with Blogger at the moment is that he(because it is apparent Blogger is run by one guy) is looking for a new customer service rep after he laid off the last rep without paying him for services rendered. There is a long article on it somewhere, not interesting enough to post. Whether the guy did an adequate job is beside the point, he is owed pay and should get that pay. Admin's excuse is he is not making a profit so cannot pay what is owed. So why is he looking for a new rep to screw over?
A note about Blog Hot Or Not: our score drops exponentially the more people vote. Usually a four. This is only a peripheral concern but I wonder if it has to do with design, loading time, or content. I wish there were a way to describe why one votes the way they do, maybe a more concise method of voting with a list of the above criteria, so I could know why people vote low. I think the main reason for low numbers might be that I put up too much to read at once. People generally prefer bite-size pieces of information rather than have to dig through the potatoes to find the meat. I think you are right, Olivia. But me, I prefer to batch my entries, so older ones don't fall off the page too soon. And despite what all the other Bloggers say, I think it's fun, and a great way to see new blogs. I found a few really exceptional ones that I would not have normally run across. Call me part of the Herd if you must, but rest assured I vote low when I see disparaging remarks against that particular meme. Great way to meet other bloggers, IMO.
From Abuddha's Memes,
Involution: On the Structure and Process of Existence.Using systematic analysis of phenomena across levels of complexity of existence enables a clearer understanding of the underlying structure and evolutionary process of the universe. The concept of major levels of complexity provides a framework for explaining the interaction between two adjoining levels of complexity.
Enemy 'civilian casualties' ok by me.
Look at this fuckhead. Read what this fuckhead has to say:"I am getting really sick of people who whine about "civilian casualties." Maybe I'm a hard-hearted guy, but when I see in the newspapers that civilians in Afghanistan or the West Bank were killed by American or Israeli troops, I don't really care. In fact, I would rather that the good guys use the Air Force to kill the bad guys, even if that means some civilians get killed along the way. One American soldier is worth far more than an Afghan civilian."
Write to this fuckhead and tell him what a fuckhead he is. I did. His type should be sterilized, and isolated from the rest of humanity. I'll tell you what. If there is ever an all-out war on American soil, and this piece of human excrement becomes a civilian casualty( because he has no spine to actually join the armed forces), not only will I care, I will Rejoice. But you know, he probably has this fucked opinion because he was bullied in school and had to go to the prom with his aunt, so on second thought, I just feel sorry for the fuckhead. But let's hope he doesn't snap and open fire at his local stripmall. He seems pretty close to total breakdown to me.Conservatives claim to value human life ala the abortion issue, but upon removing the skin from the pudding, we find that it just isn't true.Thanks to BlowBack for the link.

Remember this? Insaniquarium goes to PopCap.
I'm sorry. I know everybody goes to Fark, but I just looove StrongBad E-Mail.
Get this collectable coin before they are all gone! Stolen Election Coin.
Gotta Go. Kitty Puke to clean up, and there's also the pursuit of a Dream.
RadioHead live in Portugal (mp3).
I stole this from a rightie-site I found on BHorN, rather humorous:Behold the amazing Hysterical Liberal Magic Eight Ball!
I stole this from, well, myself:Chapel Perilous[in the wood]

This is funny:George Bush Is The Anti-Christ!
Worthy Repost:AbnormalBehaviorChild.
Both found at The Blort.
Oh, man. Quite sad. Don't click it if you can't handle graphic images.Aftermath of the Ukraine Air Show Disaster.
Some UFO Photos from Australia. Pretty standard tiny orb stuff at first, then some significant maneuvers. Wish it was on video.
Print it and Use It:Letter To Companies Who Send TIPS Employees To Homes.
What do Canadians think?Bush is becoming downright dangerous. (becoming??)
Bush-Cheney Campaign Violated Soft Money Disclosure Law.
Some miners got trapped in an abandoned shaft, then got rescued. I don't have a link to the story, but I think you can find it on Everyone Else's Website. That's why it isn't posted here. I really do try to avoid content that Everyone Else Has Already Blogged.
Listen Buster! You better start to move your feet to the rockinest rock-steady beat of Madness!
I still think this is funny as hell: I Am With You Always!
I grabbed it from Triptych Cryptic, who's summation is worthy of quoting:"Jesus is apparently a creepy stalker. For an entity that knows all and sees all he sure has no concept of personal space. Um Jesus, do you mind talking your hand off the dental assistant's arm while she's working in my mouth? Thanks a bunch."
Found TC on the BHorN site, the only one I found so far worth blogrolling. Extra points for engaging in Coulter-Bashing".
There was this comedian, I don't remember who, said something that hit home for me, no pun intended.
"My ex-wife........ she left me in the weirdest way-by staying in the house and keeping all our stuff.
I never thought of her as much of a housekeeper, but boy, how wrong I was!"
Could this game be any freakin harder??Hacky Sack Jr.
Ah, that's better:Ping Pong.

28.7.02

This is a flash-y new search engine~ kartoo, it could take some getting used to though and I still think Google is better, but it's so... interactive & pretty!
Many of the people in position to make war have never fought one."A chickenhawk is a term often applied to public persons - generally male, who (1) tend to advocate, or are fervent supporters of those who advocate military solutions to political problems, and who have personally (2) declined to take advantage of a significant opportunity to serve in uniform during wartime.Topping the(Gazette) list are George W. Bush, who was mostly AWOL in the Texas National Guard, and Dick Cheney, who had 'other priorities.' Most of Bush's White House staff makes the Chickenhawk list-Chief of Staff Andrew Card, key advisor Karl Rove, advisors Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, John Ashcroft and most of the cabinet."

Chickenhawk. I like that.
This is interesting. I wonder what so-called conservatives will say about it:Small donors show up U.S. aid."It doesn't look pretty: The United States ranks last among the world's 28 top foreign aid donor countries, and its foreign assistance levels have dropped dramatically over the past 10 years, according to a United Nations report released this week."
I think I know what they'll say."Who cares what the UN thinks?"
Things I found while perusing Blog Hot Or Not

Pac-Man.
Behind The Bush:Bush 4 Kidz.
"Your brain sliding down a razor blade would be like a BB rolling down a four-lane highway."
A Medieval Tribute To Black Sabbath.?Sabbatum? is a tribute album like no other ? 12 Black Sabbath classic songs played by early music band Rondellus and sung in Latin language. I had heard about it before, but wasn't interested enough to seach for it myself.
This will definitely come in handy:Keyboard Yoga.
I've linked to this before, but it's just so cool:Powers Of Ten.
There are some games on this one.TooheyWorld.
I hope you aren't easily offended:You May Be a Jew.
I forgot to grab the URL's of the blogs I found those on. Bad protocol. Oh well.